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AusCERT 2012 in pictures: Exhibitors at large

The 11th annual information security conference, AusCERT, kicked off on the sunny Gold Coast this week with exhibitors and delegates gathering for three days of talks and networking. This year's theme, Security on the Move, was interpreted in different ways with one vendor arriving in a tank.

Hamish Barwick | 16 May | Read more

Malware innovation outpacing security defences, eThreatz testing shows

Figures suggest that 2011 was the worst year in history for malware attacks, with more than 12 million unique samples discovered in the first half of 2011 alone – a 22 percent increase over 2010. This high volume of attacks has taken its toll: extensive eThreatz testing by Enex TestLab over the past six months has confirmed that many malware detection platforms – including those from top brand-name vendors – have been unable to detect a sizeable proportion of new malware infections.

David Braue | 11 May | Read more

BYO computing: if you can't beat 'em, secure 'em

The trend towards bring-your-own computing is being driven by executives who not only insist on connecting their personal devices to the company network – but refuse to hand over control of those devices to security managers despite exhortations that it's necessary to ensure data integrity.

David Braue | 08 May | Read more

Virtualisation requires new security models: Quane

Traditional security models are slowing down virtualised environments and creating an untenable management burden as aggressive cloud-computing adopters skimp on security to ensure they don’t become victims of their own virtualisation success, a security executive has warned.

David Braue | 08 May | Read more

Learning from Evolve.Cloud

Dave Asprey, VP Cloud Security at Trend Micro, talked at length about the changing landscape of mobile devices and the integration of consumer-based products into the workplace. Inevitably, he said, new consumer technology spreads to the office, where it can become a challenge for IT, particularly in relation to security.

Ashton Mills | 04 May | Read more

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